Blue Glow

Salon's TV picks for Weekend, May 19-21, 2000


Joyce Millman
May 19, 2000 8:01PM (UTC)

Series

Providence (8 p.m. Fri., NBC) has its season finale, as does Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (10 p.m. Fri., NBC). Jackie Chan hosts the season ending Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Sat., NBC), with music from Kid Rock. Stephen Hawking, "Star Trek" veteran Nichelle Nichols and Vice President Al Gore are the guest voices on the season-ending Futurama (7 p.m. Sun., Fox). Does this mean George W. Bush gets equal time on next season's opener? The Hills travel to Nashville's annual Fan Fair, where Peggy accuses Randy Travis of plagiarizing one of her songs, on the season finale of King of the Hill (7:30 p.m. Sun., Fox). The Simpsons (8 p.m. Sun., Fox) spoofs VH1's "Behind the Music" for its season finale. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (9 p.m. Sun., ABC) begins a three-night tournament where former contestants return to try to make it all the way. Rumors abound that several alternate endings were shot for the season finale of The X-Files (9 p.m. Sun., Fox) in anticipation of various scenarios (cancellation, David Duchovny not returning, Duchovny returning). They're going with the scenario where Duchovny agrees to come back next season, but only for 11 episodes. On the season finale of The Practice (10 p.m. Sun., ABC), it's Bobby and Lindsay's wedding day and everything goes off without a hitch. Yeah, sure!

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Specials

Luke, Bo and Daisy are back in the new TV movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (8 p.m. Fri., CBS). The obvious question is, "Why?" Susan Lucci hosts the Daytime Emmy Awards (9 p.m. Fri., ABC). The new cable movie Cheaters (9 p.m. Sat., HBO) stars Jeff Daniels as a teacher who helps his students cheat in an academic competition. Jena Malone co-stars. Roger Ebert hosts the Cannes Film Festival Closing Ceremonies (1 p.m. Sun., International Film Channel, repeated 8 p.m.). The seemingly endless parade of "Brady Bunch" movies continues with Growing Up Brady (9 p.m. Sun., NBC), an adaptation of Barry "Greg" Williams' titillating bio about who was boffing whom behind the scenes. The new TV movie The Linda McCartney Story (9 p.m. Sun., CBS) dramatizes the life of Paul's girl, from her rock photog years to domesticity on the farm to her battle with cancer. Elizabeth Mitchell and Gary Bakewell star.

Sports

Baseball:

Padres at Braves (7:35 p.m. Fri., 7:05 p.m. Sat., 1:05 p.m. Sun., TBS)

Yankees at Indians (1 p.m. Sat., FX)

Orioles at Rangers (8 p.m. Sun., ESPN)

NHL Playoffs:

Flyers at Devils, Eastern Conference Finals, Game 4 (7 p.m. Sat., ESPN)

Stars at Avalanche, Western Conference Finals, Game 3 (8 p.m. Fri., ESPN) and 4 (3 p.m. Sun., ABC)

NBA Playoffs:

Pacers at 76ers (6:30 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Heat at Knicks (9 p.m. Fri., TNT)

Trail Blazers at Lakers, Western Conference Finals, Game 1 (3:30 p.m. Sat., NBC)

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Talk

Rosie O'Donnell (syndicated) Enrique Iglesias

David Letterman (CBS) Ringo Starr

Jay Leno (NBC) Dennis Franz, Supergrass

Conan O'Brien (NBC) Marie Osmond, Marah


Joyce Millman

Joyce Millman is a writer living in the Bay Area.

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